We live in a world of screens—smartphone! laptop! TV! tablet!—and sometimes you just want to get away from it all. We get it. That’s why you can focus your Girl Scout experience on getting outdoors.
You’ll develop the kind of outdoor skills it’s hard to get anywhere else. Skills like building a campfire, pitching a tent, and canoeing across a lake.
Hey, how about adding some horseback riding, rock climbing, and archery to the mix? Round things out with a ropes course, some ziplining, and maybe a week-long back-country trek, and you’ll find out how much fun it can be to unplug and explore the world around you.
Camping is a great way for girls to explore leadership, build skills, and develop a deep appreciation for nature. Whether for a day, a week, or longer, Girl Scout camp gives girls an opportunity to grow, explore, and have fun under the guidance of caring, trained adults.
What makes Girl Scout camp unique?
Girl-led, learning by going, cooperative learning – these three processes are the key to Girl Scout camp. Learning by going and cooperative learning are experienced every day at camp thanks to hands-on activities. At Girl Scout camp, girls find a safe haven – a girl-inclusive space where they’re free to be themselves. The safe space offered by Girl Scouts fosters collaboration instead of competition and promotes support among girls. On the first day of camp girls participate in girl planning which puts them in control of their camp experience and makes their activities girl-led. The three processes are guided by caring and skillful camp staff, and these experiences lead to girls developing courage, confidence, and character that trasfers into their everydate lives.